There’s nothing like the smell of fresh-baked cookies, especially when they’re chocolate-chocolate chip einkorn cookies! These cookies are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional wheat-based cookies, and they’re easy to make.
Not intending to post something with chocolate around Valentine's Day, because it is my least favorite holiday. But I couldn't resist making these Vegan Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Einkorn Cookies this week! Really, who doesn't like chocolate?
I have admitted here a few times that chocolate desserts aren't my favorite. I know, I'm not typical. I would happily take a slice of some sort of rustic apple dessert than a slice of luscious chocolate cake. It's just how I am. These cookies are something I wouldn't pass on as they were made using einkorn flour and natural coconut flakes. One of my favorite ingredients to bake with is natural coconut flakes. I prefer the ones that are soft and fluffy and not sweetened at all. They are so nice to add to so many recipes.
What is Einkorn?
About The Einkorn Experiment:
You have to check out Heather's Hemp-Chia Flax Einkorn Crackers. They look fantastic!
some notes on this recipe:
I slightly adapted this recipe from Veg Kitchen. These cookies are very easy to make and you could omit the coconut if it's not something you care about. If you aren't able to find einkorn flour, you could substitute it with spelt flour. When you work with ancient grains and heirloom flours, you just have adjust the hydration levels (it absorbs liquid much slower) and also be sure not to over mix the dough (when you mix too much the cookies could become tough).
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP EINKORN COOKIES
- 1½ cups einkorn flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar vegan
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips vegan
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line baking trays with parchment paper or silpat mat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add in the apple sauce, oil and coconut. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips. If you use coconut oil, the dough may be hard to incorporate and you could use your hands to get it together.
- Stir together until you get a firm batter.
- Scoop the cookie dough into 2-tablespoon balls and place 8 balls, spaced 4 inches apart, on each of the baking sheets. Place the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top and around the sides of the cookie balls.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes , or just until set. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
These look so chocolatey and delicious! I love using the unsweetened coconut flakes in baking, as well. These would go great with my coffee this morning. 🙂
Wow, these look fantastic! Love chocolate chocolate chip cookies!
I'd love a tall glass of milk and a stack of these cookies!
Michelle Verkade says
These sound incredible! I love the coconut addition 🙂
Michelle Goth says
I've never heard of einkorn before. It looks and sounds like it is a wonderful substitute!
These chocolate cookies look delicious.
I'm not the biggest fan of chocolate either but these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!
I really liked these, they are fudgey and not too sweet. I used the coconut oil, and swapped 1/4cup of the Einkorn flour for coconut flour.
I like that idea and I'm going to have to try! I want to experiment this summer with different flours and coconut flour was first on my list! Happy Baking!
Hi, there! I made these cookies and they turned out pretty good! I followed the recipe exactly but I skipped the chocolate chips. They have a cakey texture, they are not too sweet but they have a rich chocolate flavour which I love! Also my dough was a bit sticky and moist so I added a couple of spoonfuls of Einkorn flour and the the dough came together. My husband has already eaten 5 in an hour so they passed successfully the quality control in my house!
Yes, working with Einkorn could result in a more sticky dough...just takes getting to know the texture and now to adjust. So worth the effort! Happy you all enjoyed these!! Thank you!!
Hello, I made these cookies and they are delicious. My family and I were very surprised as to how good they were. This is a keeper recipe. Thank you!
Hi-That's really nice to hear from you and that you liked the cookies! It is a fun way to use einkorn flour...happy baking!! XX
I would like to make these but you did not say which kind of Einkorn flour to use. Does the recipe call for whole wheat Einkorn or all purpose? Which did you use for this recipe please?
Hi Sharon-I used all-purpose Einkorn flour (I have not tried with whole wheat Einkorn and cannot say how it would turn out if you use it). Happy Baking! XX
On my search for Einkorn flour recipes, I landed on your website. I am always looking for ways to improve my family's health without using "weird ingredients" (according to my husband and teenage sons). I don't want them to feel deprived, so I am very grateful I came across this recipe. The cookies are divine, thank you!
I love baking with Einkorn flour. SO happy you enjoyed these cookies!! Yes, they are really a great one! Happy Baking!!! XX thanks, Christine, for taking the time to leave a comment.